Monthly Archives: March 2015

WBØT – Gerald (Jerry) Huldeen

Gerald Huldeen

Date of Death
Friday, March 20, 2015

Sioux City, Iowa

Gerald “Jerry” Huldeen, 79, of Sioux City, Iowa died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City from complications with diabetes.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 621 Jennings Street, Sioux City. Pastor Kenny Hsu will officiate. Private family burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Memorials can be made in Jerry’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Sioux City, Iowa.

Jerry was born April 23, 1935 in Ida Grove, Iowa, the son of Alvin and Florence (Brynteson) Huldeen. He grew up in Odebolt, Iowa and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1952. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Morningside College in 1956, and his Masters Degree in Music Literature from the University of South Dakota in 1963. He was a band director at Panora, Sioux Valley Community Schools, Manning, and Sioux City, Iowa.

Jerry and Mabel were united in marriage on August 5, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. They had three children: Kirk, Kala, and Jay.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City. He was also a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, Sioux City Symphony during college, and the Sioux City Municipal Band, Sooland Amateur Radio Association, American Radio Relay League, and Mended Hearts Association. He played trumpet in area dance bands for 35 years. He loved teaching, playing in brass groups, camping, traveling, fishing, ham radio, and bad puns. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mabel of Sioux City; his children, Kirk, Kala and Michael, and Jay; his granddaughter, Iandra; a brother in law, Dewey Dull; a cousin, Arlene Hutchinson and family; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step mother, Gladys; a brother, John; a sister in law, Lucy; and a sister, Carolyn Dull.

WØKVM – Elden (Skip) Miller

Elden C Miller

September 9, 1924 – March 4, 2015

Elden C. Miller was born September 9, 1924 in Li…

Obituary for Elden C Miller

Elden C. Miller was born September 9, 1924 in Lincoln, to Henry and Elizabeth (Schilling) Miller. Immediately following graduation from Lincoln High School, Elden enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Communications Specialist during World War II and later served in the National Guard. Elden was an enthusiastic Amateur Radio Operator and used these skills throughout his life – with Civil Defense, the Red Cross, the National Guard, and with local law enforcement agencies. Elden spent as much time as possible in the outdoors and had a special appreciation for fishing the river at Camp Ashland.
Public service was a major theme throughout Elden’s life. He helped draw up the plans for the Aviation Hangar at Camp Ashland and formulated an Emergency Action Plan for the state and assisted several counties to enact plans of their own. Once they were completed, Elden tested the plans for their effectiveness and their ability to save lives. Through his work with Civil Defense, Elden travelled to disaster sites throughout the state and across the country to apply his knowledge to the situation and to render aid as needed.
Following his retirement, Elden and Kathryn became active in the American Red Cross and traveled throughout the world as first responders whenever tragedy struck. They assisted people in restoring their lives following tornadoes, plane crashes, and other disasters. They spent five weeks in American Samoa following a tragedy there. Elden had served in that location during the war, and was able to share his memories with Kathryn. Together, they earned multiple awards for their service in the Red Cross.
In addition to his wife Kathryn, Elden is survived by his children James (Mary) Miller of Omaha, Sue (Keith) Stewart of Lincoln, Gary (Pam) Miller of Wahoo; brother Everett Miller of Lincoln; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his brother Irvin Miller.